September 12, 2013

Be Brave Sign (for the Surf Shack)

There are a few things I've been making to put on Baden's wall in his Surf Shack room.  Here's a sign I just finished.  Since Baden is kind of my shy guy, I thought "Be Brave" would be a good theme for him and it fits the whole surfing theme as well.

I went to the Depot and purchased a 2'x4' sheet of plywood.  I had them cut it in half for me (so I can make 2 signs).  So the sign is pretty big - 2'x2'.

I started by cutting out vinyl letters.  I also drew in a sun by tracing a plate.

I penciled in a wave shape for the ocean.  I had some leftover paint from his bed and some yellow paint leftover from a project in the family room.   

I wanted the plywood itself to be left in some areas of the sign.  

I painted the areas, peeled off the vinyl, and gave the whole piece a decent sanding to make it a little distressed.  I'm still debating on whether to leave it or to do a gray wash over the whole thing.  What do you think?

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